Shewmaker Family History

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Shewmaker Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Schoemaker or German Schumacher.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Shewmake, Shomaker, Shumaker, Shoemaker, Shoemake, Haymaker, Shumake

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Shewmaker Family Origin

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Shewmaker Family Occupations

What did your Shewmaker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shewmaker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Shewmaker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shewmaker family was Baggage Master. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shewmaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Baggage Master


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shewmaker ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shewmaker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shewmaker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shewmaker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 137 immigration records available for the last name Shewmaker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Shewmaker. For the veterans among your Shewmaker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shewmaker Life Expectancy

What is the average Shewmaker lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Shewmaker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Shewmaker in 1952 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shewmaker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shewmaker ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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